Pharmacy technicians work under the direction of a registered pharmacist to mix and fill prescriptions, attend to customers, and maintain stock levels. Their responsibilities vary from job to job, but common tasks include compounding sterile intravenous solutions, filling prescriptions, mixing pharmaceutical preparations, packing and labeling drugs, chemical and pharmaceutical preparations, computing drug charges, ordering stock supplies, sterilizing equipment, and collecting patient information to maintain records. Pharmacy technician schools help students acquire a knowledge of medication and their effects, the pharmacy process, including laws that govern practice, and customer service and communication, so they’re able to function effectively within the role. National certification is essential for securing employment with most employers as it confirms your professionalism and commitment to the profession. Pharmacy technicians work in hospitals, retail pharmacies, long-term care facilities, pharmaceutical companies, and mail-order pharmacies where they earn approximately $19,500 to $31,000 annually.
The pharmacy technician program at Bremo Pharmacy meets the requirements of the Virginia Board of Pharmacy. The program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and approved by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board. The curriculum covers a total of 407 credit hours in three portions. The didactic online portion comprises of 132 hours and gives students the convenience of studying at their own pace. The content will include videos and reading assignments delivered through the online portal. The simulation portion is delivered in the classroom and supports the development of skills under the supervision of experienced technicians and pharmacists. The simulation portion covers 51 hours and requires a commitment of 7 in-person days on a rotating schedule of Fridays from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm on site. The pharmacy internship covers 224 hours of supervised pharmacy technician duties in a real pharmacy setting. It is expected that students will complete the program requirements in a 12-month timeframe. Graduates will be eligible to apply to sit for the PTCB exam.
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Must obtain a passing score of 70% or higher on the reading comprehension and math pre-assessment exams
- Must meet the technology requirements including access to a computer and the internet with capabilities to view and hear video demonstrations
The program cost of $4,995 includes full access to the online content, hands-on simulations, experiential internship, and access to experienced instructors. Interest-free payment plans are available.
- Website: https://bremorx.com/
- Address: 2002 Staples Mill Road, Richmond, VA 23230
- Phone: (804) 285-8055
- Fax: (804) 285-8059
Chester Career College
CCC’s Pharmacy Technician training concludes with an A.A.S. Degree awarded to graduates. Students learn the skills necessary to dispense prescriptions under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. They also learn inventory control, inpatient record maintenance, and patient education. Throughout the program, instructors will emphasize the development of excellent customer service and communication skills. Course topics include dosage calculations, abbreviations, classification of drugs, routes of administration, hospital pharmacy, aseptic techniques, preparing IV mixtures, pharmacy stock, and billing, compounding oral solutions, ointment and creams, dosage forms, and filling prescriptions. Students must participate in a pharmacy externship that will give them real-world experiences by working with a team in a community pharmacy. The program is available in a day or evening format. The day program is 70 weeks and the evening program is 105 weeks. Students earn 62 semester credit hours at the conclusion of the program. Graduates are eligible to take the PTCB exam for national certification. Tuition costs $5,500.
- Website: http://chestercareercollege.edu/programs-4/pharmacy-technician/
- Address: 751 W Hundred Rd, Chester, VA 23836
- Phone: 804-751-9191
- Email: email@example.com
- Fax: 804-751-259
J.T. Pharmacy Technician Training
J.T. offers Pharmacy Technician Training as a classroom or online option. Twelve weeks of classroom training concludes with an externship at Walgreens Pharmacy. Course topics include but are not limited to pharmacy law, top 200 drugs, pharmacology, insurance terms and billing, pharmacy calculations, compounding and IV, robotics for inpatient and outpatient settings, dosage forms, and sig codes. The traditional classroom program is available in day and night schedules with each class meeting twice weekly. Alternatively, students have the option of attending a once weekly 3-hour class on Fridays. The online program is an 18-week course where students complete all the theory online before spending another 18 weeks participating in the pharmacy externship. Graduates are prepared to become a National Certified Pharmacy Technician and to obtain licensure with the State of Missouri. Tuition for the program is $750. Registration costs $100. Online tuition costs $950. A payment plan is available for each option.
- Website: http://jtcpht.wixsite.com/jtrxtechtraining/training
- Address: 9507 Woodman Road Suite B, Richmond, VA 23228
- Phone: 804-517-4029
- Email: J.T.CPhT@gmail.com